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More pictures from Manhattan

July 30, 2017 / by ironmike

Finally downloaded pictures from my kids’ and wife’s phones from our NYC trip. This’ll be a picture-heavy post, with comments along the way. Enjoy!

Beautiful sunrise to start the day

Magdalena appreciating the weather at the start

Rounding the southern tip of Manhattan

Strangest building

Nice view of the southern skyline

Not sure which bridge I’m going under here. Brooklyn?

Ditto. Bridge #3?

More in our series of “strangest building”

I passed the United Nations at some point…blissfully ignorant

The point of my restart, Wards Island footbridge (#5)

Entering the Hudson

Passing under the last bridge. Only 11 miles to go!

Passing the High Line

This is the cove the NYPD made us wait in while the cruise ship was pulling out


U.S.S. Intrepid

Port view of the Intrepid. Is the Nicholas Cage up there?!

Another strange building candidate on the right

I thought I’d never get to the One World Trade Center

Of course, marathon swimming is a team sport. I couldn’t have done it without my crew.

Agnes, the best kayaker a swimmer could ask for. Whatcha doing in two years?

And my kids, the best crew a dad could ask for.

Sam and Maggie

Crew’s gotta eat, am I right?!

…and sleep

The family and I did more than this swim during our NYC trip. Can’t visit Manhattan without seeing some stuff!

We met the Dalai Lama

And Lady Liberty

We had great Chinese food

And good local beer!

We rearranged some sculpture

Caught some great views

And of course, you can’t have a trip with IronMike without jumpography. Lots and lots of jumping!

Sadly, I have no pictures of the boat pilot, Paul, or of my observer, Hsi-Ling. Will have to remedy that the next time!

3 thoughts on “More pictures from Manhattan

  1. Jaimie says:

    Great kayaker, great crew, great swimmer and great family! Captain Paul escorted me yesterday and said he really enjoyed meeting you! He is a true swimmer’s pilot so am sure he’d be up for it if you want to come back in 2019!

    • ironmike says:

      Sorry I missed your comment Jaimie. It went into my spam folder for some reason.

      I would love to have Paul as my escort again. So want to redo this swim. 😉

  2. Lisa Coltharp says:

    Great pics!

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